Varieties grown: German Hardy White
Garlic: the start of everything delicious! We like to chop garlic, then wait fifteen minutes before adding it to heat; this helps form and preserve the anti-carcinogenic properties of garlic. We also like to add garlic to dishes towards the end of their cooking time, to retain more of its flavor, and because it burns easily. We grow many varieties of hardneck garlic, which yield their flower stalks for eating in the early summer - these are known as “scapes”, and they have a wonderful asparagus-like texture with a mild garlic flavor.
How to use it:
Chopped into soups, stews, stirfries, sauces, rice, casseroles, salad dressings, pastas, and beans
As a rub on fish, pork, and chicken
Roast the cloves whole with a root vegetable medley; or roast the whole bulb then mash the cloves and spread onto toast
Lactofermented or pickled with other vegetables; it’s an integral ingredient in dilly beans, kimchi, and dill pickles
Scapes can be grilled, broiled, or roasted. Blend them into salad dressings, or make garlic scape pesto!